Jason Perlow

Jason Perlow, Sr. Technology Editor at ZDNet, is a technologist with over two decades of experience integrating large heterogeneous multi-vendor computing environments in Fortune 500 companies. Jason is currently a Partner Technology Strategist with Microsoft Corp. His expressed views do not necessarily represent those of his employer.

Latest Posts

Frugal Tech Show: ElasticHosts

Frugal Networker Ken Hess and I talk to Richard Davies, CEO of ElasticHosts, a UK and European-based virtual server provider using Linux KVM virtualization technology.Click Here to listen to the Frugal Tech Show.

August 6, 2009 by


Laptop Warranties and Accidental Damage Coverage: What You Need to Know

Hewlett-Packard, after being flogged in public, contacted me and replaced my broken laptop that they had earlier claimed was accidentally damaged and not covered by their warranty. I appreciate HP's willingness to rectify the issue, but there clearly needs to be some improvement on their part -- as well as other vendors -- in communicating what sort of items are covered under warranty and what is not.

August 4, 2009 by

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Windows Server 2008 R2 Releases to Manufacturing

Windows Server 2008 R2, which released to manufacturing today, July 22nd, 2009, contains major functionality improvements in virtualization and networking over the previous version.This afternoon, Microsoft has announced the Release to Manufacturing (RTM) of Windows Server 2008 R2, which incorporates many hundreds of bug and security fixes from the previous server version released in June of 2008, also includes significant enhancements in the areas of Virtualization and Networking.

July 22, 2009 by


Dead-Finger Tech: The Weber Smokey Mountain

The Weber Smokey Mountain, also known as "The Bullet" will be the best $250-$350 you will ever spend and will reward you with years of enjoyment and smoky meaty treats, unlike many of the Dead-Finger gadgets you'll see picked by ZDNet's bloggers this summer.

July 21, 2009 by

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